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James Pond – Part Deux!

In a dramatic pursuit along the highways and byways of Japan, James Pond comes closer than ever to catching his nemesis “K”. Featuring footage from Tokyo Sky Tree, the film particularly showcases Nagano prefecture where it was shot on location … Continue reading

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James Pond

Special Agent 007ish, James Pond, is in Japan to hunt down his old nemesis, “K”. This silly, but really great fun to make, film was shot in and around Tokyo, Nagano countryside and Hakuba ski-resort in March this year. Everyone … Continue reading

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Shinkansen Trance

Anyone who’s ever travelled on the shinkansen, or bullet-train, in Japan knows what a mesmermising experience it can be. Zipping along at over 300 km/hr without the slightest rattle or shake, seats extremely spacious and comfortable, the food on-board delicious, … Continue reading

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Farm Tour in Suzaka

This film is a short tour of one of the Kobayashi apple orchards and onion patches near Suzaka in Nagano Prefecture. Narrated and led by Sachiko, it was filmed in January 2012, when the weather was sunny but very cold. … Continue reading

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I’m Going To Ninja College!

Me: “That’s it, you people have stood in my way long enough. I’m going to ninja college!” [I leave] Haruo: “I don’t think any of us expected him to say that.” Okay, okay the conversation didn’t happen exactly like that. … Continue reading

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Matsumoto

And without even saying a word, I have the full attention and co-operation of ten Japanese girls, all smiles and peace-signs. “Thank you!” they call out. I thank them in return, bow, and walk away. A very short, but intriguing … Continue reading

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Morning in Tsumago

According to the United Nations, 30% of the world’s fresh fish is eaten in Japan; and this morning, I’m face to face with another statistic. It’s just what the doctor ordered though. After the turbulent visitation of the night before the … Continue reading

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